In today’s modern vehicles, motor oil is used within the engine for more than just lubrication. Its purpose is to make sure engine wear is reduced to a minimum.
As oil breaks down with time and exertion, dirt and other particles get into the engine, causing damage. Regularly changing your oil will increase performance and prolong your engines existence. Don’t put off changing your oil another day. It’s an important part of your car’s life.
How to determine when it's time for an oil change
At each oil change, your technician will give you a sticker for your windshield with your return mileage. However, if you no longer have that as a reference there are a few other ways you can determine when you need an oil change. As a general rule of thumb you should get an oil change if you haven’t in a while before a long road trip and for frequent daily trips. Another indicator is if your car's check oil or check engine light comes on, it's a good idea to get an oil change and get your car diagnosed by a professional.